If you’re visiting Europe with the love of your life or your entire family, the photos you take and the memories you make will be joyous reminders of your travels. Which photo ops in Europe should you be sure not to miss?
If you happen to be in England during one of the periods where Stonehenge isn’t roped off and can be approached by visitors, make time to get up close and personal for a photo shoot with your entire family. If the ruins are chained off (as they are for most of the year, with tourists walking on a trail away from the stones), you’ll still want to get a picture of the entire family with this historic ruin in the background.
2. Eiffel Tower
From a distance, it’s possible to get a shot where it looks like you’re holding up the Eiffel Tower (or, at the very least, standing underneath it with your arms up saying, “Ta-Da!”). Be sure to look up and take a shot of the Eiffel Tower from below, too.
3. Leaning Tower of Pisa
Quick! Stop the Leaning Tower of Pisa from tumbling to the side! Take a shot of each family member attempting this miraculous feat.
4. Blarney Stone
You might not want to actually place your lips on the Blarney Stone in Cork, Ireland (it’s probably not entirely hygienic), but you definitely want a picture of everyone in your party leaning down to give it a try!
Vatican City, a country of its own within the city of Rome, is the perfect location for some family action shots. Get pictures of the kids chasing the birds with the Vatican in the background, or if you’re Catholic, the kids praying outside of the Vatican.
6. Moulin Rouge
Not all of your photo opportunities need to be entirely family-friendly! Get your wife to strike a sexy pose in front of Moulin Rouge in Paris! Make sure the get the windmill and the sign in the background!
7. Buckingham Palace
No trip to London would be complete without the opportunity to observe the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Tourists will line the street to watch this daily occurrence at 11:30 AM, so arrive early so you’ll have a great shot of the kids with the guards and the palace in the background.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take pictures of the entire family on the I amsterdam sign outside of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
Delegate one family member (I’m looking at you, mom or dad!) to stand on a bridge over the canal in Venice. You’ll get beautiful shots of the family coming and going on a gondola in this classic Venetian photo op.
10. Chain Bridge
There’s nothing more beautiful in Budapest at night than the Chain Bridge. If you’re not a photographer by trade, play around with the camera some so you can guarantee the best shot possible of the entire family in front of this beautiful sight.